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Summer Newsletter 2022 Young Adult Fiction

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

It’s finally in paperback! Straddling the world she grew up in and the one she aspires to, Starr Carter struggles to find her voice in the face of a terrible tragedy. The writing is raw and honest and unbelievably good. If you haven’t checked out the debut novel that kicked off Printz Award–winning author Angie Thomas’ meteorite rise, now is your moment. Believe me, it is worth every bit of the hype.  —Ivy

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By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780062498540
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

Tokyo Ever After (Book 1) by Emiko Jean

Izumi is about to graduate from Mount Shasta High when she sneaks into her mother’s room for makeup and accidentally sets off a chain of events, culminating in the discovery that she is actually the illegitimate love child of the Crown Prince of Japan. She jumps at the chance to meet her father and hopefully find a place where she can finally fit in. A perfect summer read, this story is a delicious cross between The Princess Diaries and Crazy Rich Asians.  —Ivy

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ISBN: 9781250766625
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s latest is so much more than a romance, channeling the uncertainty of the pandemic era into a modern fairy tale. High school senior Evie Thomas finds herself adrift, questioning the value of any relationship if everything always ends. A touch of magic and a lot of dancing will challenge her—and those around her—to trust that joy is worth the risk. This story is for anyone looking for hope and a reason to take a chance.  —Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781524718992
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Published: Ember - May 3rd, 2022

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